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SSNIT increases 2021 pension pay

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), in accordance with Section 80 of the National Pensions Act 2008 (Act 766), on Thursday said the indexed monthly pensions have been increased upwards by 10 per cent 2021. SSNIT working in consultation with the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) said all …

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HSWU gives government a month to pay insurance package to affected members

The Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) has given one month to pay all insurance package it promised its members who contracted the COVID-19 while discharging their duty. According to the Union, it will advise itself if the government fails to heed to their legitimate request. Mr Franklin Owusu Ansah, the …

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NHIS is affordable means of healthcare service – Manager

Ghanaians have been charged to enroll on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) since it is an affordable means of accessing healthcare; Mr Elliott Apraku Asante, the Greater Accra Regional Operations Manager of the Scheme has said. He said it was also the surest way to receive the best healthcare …

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GJA secures insurance package for journalists covering elections 2020

The Ghana Journalists Association [GJA] has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Insurance Company (SIC)to provide insurance cover for journalists covering the 2020 General Election. The GH¢20 million insurance package is to support members of the Association on national assignment –Election 2020- with a high risk of bodily …

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MTN MoMo launches insurance scheme for vendors

MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) Limited, a subsidiary of MTN Ghana, on Tuesday launched an insurance scheme in partnership with Enterprise Life Insurance and GGMB Brokers for Mobile Money (MoMo) vendors. Any of the about 190,000 vendors would be given GHS 500 as support under the scheme to help defray hospital …

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NDC says it will introduce pension scheme for informal sector groups

The next National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government will introduce a new Pension Scheme for organised groups in the informal sector of the Ghanaian economy. “The Government under Mr John Dramani Mahama as the President and Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as the Vice President will contribute a percentage on behalf …

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GHS to establish top-up health insurance scheme – Deputy DG

Dr. Anthony Adofo Ofosu, the Deputy Director-General (DG) of the Ghana Health Services (GHS) says the Governing Council of the Service will be establishing a top-up health insurance scheme to cover health expenses of staff. Dr. Ofosu explained that the new scheme would be a supplement to the existing National …

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TUC calls for proper implementation of three-tier pension scheme

Dr Yaw Baah, Secretary General, Trades Union Congress (TUC) Ghana, has reiterated the union’s calls on government to rectify the “unfairness and discrimination” in the implementation of the three-tier pension scheme and adjust upwards, the low lump-sum benefits of pensioners. The TUC said pensioners were being shortchanged in terms of …

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Nkwanta South Assembly defaults in payment of workers’ SSNIT contributions

The Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly in the Oti Region has defaulted in the payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) of its workers’ contribution amounting to GH₵10,043.82. The Assembly failed to pay social security contributions of workers and penalty for the period; May to July 2020 contrary to …

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Court convicts manager for defaulting on SSNIT payment

Israel Kudadze, the Manager of Bodzi Communications Limited, has been convicted for defaulting in the payment of workers Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions amounting to GH¢2,844.00. He pleaded guilty to failure to pay contributions and submit workers report for computation by SSNIT, which is contrary to Sections …

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